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Board of Director Bios

Executive Board Members

President Enrique Freed
Vice President Malea Melis
Treasurer Rob Formanek
Registrar Jeff Kaiser
Secretary Ami Baas
Director of Coaching Development Ted Anderson
Director of Communications Erin Kloke
Director of Player Development OPEN

Board of Directors

Technical Director Developmental Age Groups Alex Mathers
Developmental Age Groups Administration Manager Bernice Beam
Competition Manager Mike Andersen
Uniform Manager Nick Hanish
Field Manager Bryce Miller

Enrique Freed - President

Enrique Freed - President

Soccer has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. As the primary sport in Latin America, I played soccer with and against friends daily. Fast forward to today, my three daughter's love for the game has afforded me the opportunity to coach each of their teams and the opportunity to serve as President of the Club for the past 4 years. 

As Club President, my goal is simple and straightforward - ensure every child who wants to play the game gets that chance to play and to ensure every child who plays in Bennington receives the best possible experience. This is a great time to be a part of Bennington Soccer. 

Malea Melis - Vice President

Rob Formanek - Treasurer

Rob Formanek - Treasurer

I own a local computer store with five employees and love being a small business owner. BENSC is a growing club and with growth comes challenges of being fiscally accountable. The skills that I have gained as a small business owner have been effectively used as Club Treasurer in our efforts to help guide our Club to non profit organization and to help us plan for future growth. 

My family and I have lived in Bennington for over six years. We truly believe we live in the best community in the Omaha metro. I look forward to helping our club grow and make our community the best in Omaha. 

Jeff Kaiser - Registrar

Ami Baas - Secretary

Ami Baas - Secretary

Having grown up playing soccer my entire life, I couldn't wait for my daughter to take on the same love of the game that I have. I was looking for a club that would challenge my daughter on the field with coaching styles that would help her grow as a player as well as an individual. I was fortunate enough to find this in Bennington. We have been blessed with amazing coaches and teammates. 

I joined the board in 2014. I have learned that BENSC is more than a regular club. It's a family. I am excited about the growth our Club is seeing. I am looking forward to watching our players continue to grow as players and as individuals and to love the game of soccer!

Ted Anderson - Director of Coaching Development

Ted Anderson - Director of Coaching

Ted started as a technical adviser for the Club before joining the Board as Director of Coaching. Ted has been instrumental in helping the Club through a variety of initiatives including the club's execution of it's developmental training curriculum, helping the Club maneuver through the new US Soccer birth year and small group play mandates and providing guidance and feedback to other coaches through coaching seminars. 

Ted brings a wealth of soccer knowledge - coaching and playing experience - to the Club having played club soccer locally, receiving national coaching credentials and being an assistant coach for the University of Nebraska Omaha women's soccer team. 

You will also find Ted on the sidelines as head coach for BENSC Barca where his son Brenden plays ad BENSC Synergy where his daughter Ashley plays. 

Erin Kloke - Communications Director

Erin Kloke - Communications Director

I've been a part of Bennington Soccer Club since 2010 when my daughter started playing at the age of 5. My son is now on the 2008 boys team, and I really love watching him develop and grow in the game. 

I love our club because Bennington Soccer Club still has a small town feel but with amazing growth and talent at every level!

I started playing soccer when I was seven and played all through high school as goalkeeper. I love passing this passion on to my son and others in our community. 

Alex Mathers - Technical Director Developmental Age Groups

Bernice Beam - Developmental Age Groups Administration Manager

Bernice Beam - Developmental Age Groups Administration Manager

Bernice is a mother of three Bennington Soccer Club players and has served as Developmental Age Groups Administration Manager, formerly known as inhouse coordinator, since 2016. 

Her oldest son Jack is 14 and has been playing soccer since he was three. Bernice has been the manager of his soccer team for the past two years. Kylie, her daughter, is 11 and has been playing since she was 3. Bernice's youngest son, Camden, is just beginning his soccer career. He is four. Jack, Kylie and Camden are the reasons why Bernice proudly calls her self a soccer mom through and through.

Mike Andersen - Competition Manager

Nick Hanish - Uniform Manager

Bryce Miller - Field Manager

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